Liverpool great Graeme Souness aimed jibe at Gareth Bale after his two-goal performance in victory against Crystal Palace.
Bale says he was delighted to be substituted in the second-half.
But Souness snapped: “I’m him, I’m knocking on the door, telling him, ‘I’m ready’. We were getting pictures of him on the bench uninterested, not bothered, smiling with his team-mates (earlier in the season).
“We’re 11 games out. He’s been here all season. I just expected more from him. I’m an enormous fan of Gareth Bale when he’s playing football. I’m greedy, I just want to see more of him.
“Those words he came out (with), ‘I’m not 21 anymore’, ‘the body gets tired’. We’ve all been 31.
“Your career finishes too quickly when you’re a football player and I’d like him to have a pint of enthusiasm more than he’s showing. He’s so talented. How many games has he played? Gareth Bale is a worldie but Mourinho is saying he’s fragile.
“Would Spurs be willing to take the gamble of taking a fragile Bale beyond this year?I’m not sure given the wages he would want. Where does he go, going forward?”